monkey pot


Definition of monkey pot

1a : a large woody urn-shaped operculate fruit characteristic of the sapucaias and various closely related trees (as the manbarklaks)
b : sapucaia also : manbarklak
2 : a pot used in glassmaking specifically : any of several round-topped oval cylinders enclosed in firebrick arches at the base of a chimney and used as melting pots in making of flint glass

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